Watford FC confirms a FIFA Football Tribunal has considered the claim lodged against the player Pape Alassane Gueye and the French club Olympique de Marseille, ruling as follows:
Pape Alassane Gueye and Olympique de Marseille shall jointly and severally pay Watford FC compensation for breach of contract without just cause.
A restriction of four months on his eligibility to play in official matches is imposed on the player, that will be stayed pending the final award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Olympique de Marseille shall be banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for the next two entire and consecutive registration periods.
The Hornets will not make any other statement whilst the matter is under appeal before the CAS.